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Ireland ending tax breaks as pressure mounts

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:08 AM Ireland's government will phase out a tax shelter used by U.S. companies from Google Inc. to LinkedIn Corp., amid mounting pressure from international authorities.

Double Irish’s Slow Death Leaves Google Executives Calm

bloomberg.com — As executives pore over the slow death of the "Double Irish" tax shelter favored by U.S. companies, the reaction seems to be: keep calm and carry on. The tax break, which allows companies to avoid paying levies on much of their income, will be closed to new entrants from January, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said in parliament in Dublin yesterday, as he laid out the 2015 budget.

Ireland ends tax break favouring Google as pressure mounts

theglobeandmail.com — Ireland's government will phase out a tax shelter used by U.S. companies from Google Inc. to LinkedIn Corp., amid mounting pressure from international authorities. The "Double Irish," which allows companies to avoid paying tax on much of their income, will be closed to new entrants from January, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said in parliament in Dublin today, as he laid out the 2015 budget.

Ireland Phasing Out Tax Break as Overseas Pressure Mounts

bloomberg.com — Ireland's government will phase out a tax shelter used by U.S. companies from Google Inc. (GOOG) to LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD), amid mounting pressure from international authorities. The "Double Irish," which allows companies to avoid paying tax on much of their income, will be closed to new entrants from January, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said in parliament in Dublin today, as he laid out the 2015 budget.

Crackdown on Apple in Ireland Opens Front on Tax Avoidance War

bloomberg.com — The European Commission's crackdown on the deal between Irish tax authorities and Apple Inc. (AAPL) marks an expansion in the growing global war on tax avoidance by multinational companies. Governments that enable it are now a target.

Apple’s Irish tax deal engineered to create jobs, EU says

thestar.com — BRUSSELS - Apple Inc.'s tax agreements with Ireland were criticized as unfair by European Union regulators who said the deals were improperly designed to give the iPhone maker a financial boost in exchange for jobs in the country.

Apple Irish Tax Deal Engineered to Boost Employment, EU Says

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News may have to pay millions of euros in taxes in Ireland dating back to 2003 after the European Union said the iPhone maker benefited from improper deals that were "motivated by employment considerations."

Google-Style Tax Dodging Targeted as OECD Draws Up Battle Plan

bloomberg.com — The tax-avoidance strategies that companies like Google Inc. (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Amazon.com Inc. use to escape more than $100 billion a year of levies in the U.S. and Europe are under threat from a plan drawn up by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Morgan Stanley Enabled Rosneft as No. 1 Until Crimea Grab

bloomberg.com — Long before the Ukraine crisis ruptured U.S.-Russian relations, Vladimir Putin and his right-hand man, Igor Sechin, hosted then-Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack at an exclusive reception at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo estate outside Moscow.

Gowex Chief Orchestrated Sham Hiding Lies in Plain Sight

bloomberg.com — In the end, the most shocking part of Let's Gowex SA (GOW) 's implosion this month wasn't that the Wi-Fi company, worth 1.9 billion euros ($2.6 billion) just three months ago, was a fraud. It's that it wasn't spotted sooner.
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